Emily Thornberry

Islington South and Finsbury Labour

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How Emily Thornberry voted
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  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails

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Emily Thornberry hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Department: Proceeds of Crime 10 Apr 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2014, Official Report, columns 615-16W, on proceeds of crime (1) whether the requests for repatriation of assets arose from charges against public officials suspected of corruption offences or wider criminal charges; (2) how many requests from jurisdictions overseas to repatriate frozen assets the...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: National Insurance Contributions 10 Apr 2014

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) where the Prime Minister's Office obtained contact details of the businesses and charities to which he sent a letter about changes to national insurance contributions which took effect from 6 April 2014; (2) whether the Prime Minister's Office used private companies to distribute to businesses and charities the letter he signed about changes to...
  • Written Answers — Attorney-General: Crown Prosecution Service 8 Apr 2014

    To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) barristers, (b) solicitors and (c) witness care staff were employed by the Crown Prosecution Service at the end of (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2009-10.

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Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury


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Topics of interest

  • Attorney-General
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Work and Pensions
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Serious Fraud Office
  • Prosecutions
  • Alternatives to Prosecution
  • Fraud

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Health) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (7 May 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (24 Oct 2006 to 18 Feb 2010)
  • Member, Draft Legal ServicesBill (Joint Committee) (3 Aug 2006 to 27 Apr 2007)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 27 Mar 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 345 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.29% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 23 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 202 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Emily Thornberry’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 154 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP
(b) Name of donor: Leigh Day & Co solicitors
(b) Address of donor: Priory House, 25 St John’s Lane, London EC1M 4LB
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: The services of a legal research assistant to support me in my capacity as Shadow Attorney General for 5 days a week on a 6 month secondment from 16 September 2013 to 15 March 2014; value £14,500.
(b) Date of receipt: 16 September 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 16 September 2013
(b) Donor status: limited liability partnership
(b) (Registered 28 January 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Browne Jacobson
(b) Address of donor: 6th floor, 77 Gracechurch St, London EC3V 0AS
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: The services of a legal research assistant to support me in my capacity as Shadow Attorney General for 1 day a week on a 4 month secondment from 5 March 2013 to 25 June 2013; value £3,312.78.
(b) Date of receipt: 5 March 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 5 March 2013
(b) Donor status: limited liability partnership
(b) (Registered 28 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Gulam Rossul Chowdhury
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation and transport costs in Bangladesh; value £960. I paid for my flights.
Destination of visit: Bangladesh
Date of visit: 16-24 February 2013
Purpose of visit: developing closer ties between Islington and Bangladesh; visiting the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to discuss War Crimes Tribunals.
(Registered 22 April 2013)
8. Land and Property
Flat in Guildford, Surrey, from which rental income is received.
11. Miscellaneous
Non-practising barrister.

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